Rush-hour incidents delay commuters

23:00, Jun 17 2014

Commuters might find themselves late to the office today after two separate incidents on busy city roads.

A wheel came off a car on Marshland Rd, near the intersection with Prestons Rd, earlier this morning, causing the road to be reduced to one lane so the car could be moved.

Traffic had been operating under stop/go control but had since been restored to two-way, aside from a 50-metre stretch near the intersection, the Christchurch Transport Operations Centre (CTOC) said.

Delays were expected through the area this morning, and motorists were urged to use Main North Rd.

CTOC have also advised commuters aiming for St Asaph St to use an alternative route as the street is down to one lane between Barbadoes St and Manchester St for lining works. 

This was also expected to cause delays this morning, and Moorhouse Ave was recommended for westbound travel.

The work was expected to only take place today "at this stage".

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